Families across our service area are jumping more hurdles than ever as they work to put food on the table. SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and unemployment benefits can be helpful, but for many in need, they leave a … Continue reading
If you visited St. Alphonsus Food & Clothing Center in its early days more than 40 years ago, you would likely see Sister Roberta, the food pantry’s founder, arriving with a semi-truck full of food from a run to Feeding … Continue reading
Located halfway between St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie, Kinross Township was once the site of a bustling Air Force base. Today, 7,500 residents, an international airport and multiple prisons call the township home.
A few days after Anna volunteered at her first Mobile Food Pantry, hosted by the Luther Lions Club, she found herself appointed the club’s president.
Newaygo County’s rurality means many residents face unique challenges, even without a global pandemic. Many people in this region work in the tourism, manufacturing and agricultural industries, which have suffered greatly due to COVID-19. Typically, 1 in 7 Newaygo neighbors faces hunger, but now, 1 in 5 is projected to face hunger this year, according to the Feeding America National Organization. Continue reading
The pandemic has created the perfect storm for Feeding America West Michigan – higher demand, reduced food donations and plenty of changes to our operating model. We’ve had to spend much more on purchasing food so that we can help organizations like Community Action House serve neighbors. Continue reading